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The Bobcats dropped their second straight road game in an 84-58 loss to Memphis Wednesday night. Poor Ohio shooting and Memphis’ strong play down low is what ultimately led to the loss. Strong start: The Bobcats started the night off strong with an 8-2 lead off three-pointers by T.J. Hall and Walter Offutt, but that… Read More
The duo of junior wing Geron Johnson and freshman big Shaq Goodwin was too much for Ohio as Memphis ran the Bobcats out of the FedEx Forum by a count of 84-58 on Wednesday night. The loss is the second straight such result for Ohio, which falls to 6-2, and 0-2 on the road this… Read More
Ohio State Highway Patrol officers are looking for a driver they believe hit and fatally injured a bicyclist in Wheelersburg. A Frankfort man is dead after a two vehicle crash in Ross County Tuesday morning. Details in your evening audio update.
The Ohio House has passed a bill to require training and certification for a new group of professionals who will be available to guide consumers through the new health insurance exchange. The measure cleared Wednesday on a 56-32 vote, and it now heads to the Senate. These so-called health navigators will help educate consumers and… Read More
A local astronomy group is concerned about an Athens committee's proposal to add additional lighting around the city. Earlier this fall, the Athens Joint Police Advisory Committee took a safety tour of Athens and proposed some lighting improvements for the city to consider. The Athens Deputy Service Safety Director Ron Lucas said the committee listed… Read More
Ohio Governor John Kasich says he’s concerned energy companies that are coming in to Ohio to tap into new sources of energy plan might not be making those jobs available to Ohioans. “I am concerned about these reports that somehow people are being transported into this state. So we could have the situation where we… Read More
The 13th Annual Lennon Fest will take place Saturday, Dec. 8 at The Union and Jackie O's Pub and Brewery in Athens.
The event, which celebrates the music of John Lennon and The Beatles, raises money for the Johnny B Fund, established in 2000 to help young local musicians pay for lessons.
West Virginia's Supreme Court may be asked to help resolve a pending challenge of the state's new congressional districts. Both sides in a federal lawsuit targeting that redistricting support asking the state justices whether the new plan complies with the West Virginia Constitution. They weighed in with court filings this week. The U.S. Supreme Court… Read More
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said at least one person died in a crash on Route 32 in Jackson County, Ohio Wednesday morning. The Jackson Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said 64-year-old Eldon Lamerson was killed. The accident involves a semi and car and happened at the intersection of Route 32 and Route 35… Read More
A former doctor has been sentenced to four years in prison for her role in a southern Ohio pill mill. Federal prosecutors alleged that Brenda Banks allowed the clinic's co-owner to use her prescription-writing certificate to order more than 200,000 painkillers, mainly hydrocodone. Judge Sandra Beckwith sentenced Banks in federal court… Read More
Sometimes the transition from high school to college basketball can take a full year or longer as a player tries to figure out her role on the team. Ohio freshman guard Kiyanna Black found it after four games. Black scored six points or less the first four games of the season, but she’s scored 21… Read More
Sex: it's the topic an Ohio University doctoral student is helping parents teach their children about, especially their children with special needs. Natalie Williams specializes in the subject of sexuality for the mentally disabled. “Everyone goes through puberty, everyone grows up, everyone has those types of feelings so yes this information is more… Read More
Fairfield County residents may soon enjoy a newly refurbished grandstand at the county's fairgrounds. Restoration work, including new siding and basic repairs on the historic structure, was completed last week in a project funded by the Fairfield County Foundation as part of a continuing effort to preserve historic buildings. Committee organizer Bob Rodenbaugh says the… Read More
Ohio University alum and MLB.com writer Paul Hagen has been voted the winner of the annual J.G. Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Writer's Association of America. The award recognizes a lifetime in excellence in baseball writing. Hagen was one of three candidates. Joining him on the ballot were Jim Hawkins of the Detroit Free… Read More
During her time in Athens, Lauren Weldy touched the hearts of many in the local music community. Now those musicians are returning the love.
This Friday, Jackie O's Pub and Brewery will host "The Concert For Weldy," who was recently diagnosed with stage four sarcoma cancer.
The mayor of a small eastern Kentucky city has resigned following an arrest on a drug trafficking charge. The Independent reports the Olive Hill City Council accepted the resignation on Tuesday of Danny Sparks, who was arrested six days earlier. Sparks didn't attend the brief meeting and did not mention his arrest in his hand-written… Read More
West Virginia State Police are warning manufacturers to review security procedures after two men posing as contractors drove out of a plant with two tons of stolen copper. Trooper C.A. May says workers at the Constellium Rolled Products Plant in Ravenswood didn't suspect the men were thieves. They even loaded the scrap copper onto the… Read More
Attorney General Mike Dewine is looking for new leads in a six-year-old double murder case. Ohio has suffered it's 19th case of fungal meningitis this year. Details in your morning update.
State highway officials are preparing to conduct the first major inspection of the Wheeling Tunnel since a $14.4 million renovation was completed two years ago. Dan Sikora with the Division of Highways says consultant HDR Engineering will examine ventilation, lighting, tile stability, drainage, roadway conditions and any other potential problems. Sikora said the tunnel will… Read More